Top Five Key Factors When Buying A Car

Ready to buy a new car? Find out the top 5 things people consider when shopping for a new set of wheels

There are a huge number of factors to consider when buying a new car. 

Everyone has different needs and wants when it comes to their vehicle of choice. Some want safety, some want performance.

Keeping all of this in mind, we've put our heads together and have come up with five key factors to consider when buying a new car. 


1. Safety

First and foremost, your safety should come first when you’re buying a car. 

When you’re behind the wheel, we believe you should have as many safety precautions in place as possible. That’s why we’re proud to say that the current 2019 Honda range comes with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

As well as our outstanding safety ratings, several of our models come equipped with the full suite of Honda SENSING technology.

When you’re shopping for a new vehicle, you should consider the following important features to ensure the safety of you and your passengers.

  • Curtain airbags

  • Three point seat belt system

  • ABS (Anti-lock brakes)

  • Warning systems (Seatbelt notifications etc.)


2. After Sales Service

A new car purchase is a massive decision.

It’s important to make sure that you’re not only looked after when you buy the car but after as well.

The last thing you want is to buy a car and then be left high and dry afterwards. After sales service should be an essential factor in your decision making. Make sure that shiny new car also comes with a reasonable warranty period. It may even come with free scheduled servicing and free roadside assistance for a designated period.


3. Price

When looking at new cars, the thing we look at first is the price. 

Price is most likely the biggest contributing factor to someone’s decision making when they’re car shopping.

When you’re car shopping it’s important to set yourself a budget and stick to it.


4. Fuel Economy

The next factor to consider is fuel economy. 

If you’ve ever owned a car that’s quickly chewed through your fuel, then you’ll know how important fuel economy is.

Having a car with low fuel economy will save you some serious dollars in the long term, especially if you do a lot of city driving where all the stopping and starting can have a negative impact on your fuel efficiency.


5. Everyday use

The final factor to consider is your everyday use.

When we say everyday use we’re referring to what you will be using the car for every day. Think about your work, hobbies, responsibilities and how much space you’ll need.

A new car is a big commitment, so think about how much space you’re going to need in a few years as well.

Planning on having a big family? You might need the Odyssey.

Always up for an adventure? Think about the CR-V.

Want an SUV but drive in the inner city alot? The HR-V might be for you.


Find A Dealer

Now you’ve read about what to consider before buying a car, it’s time to consider buying a Honda.

No matter the use, Honda has a model to suit your needs. Find the Honda that’s right for you here.

Ready to test drive a Honda? Find A Dealer near you today and come and say hello.


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